Oscar will let the stars sing, even Russell will crow

4:09 PM, Feb 20, 2013   |    comments
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway in a scene from "Les Miserables." (UNIVERSAL)
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(USA TODAY) James Bond fans might still be lamenting the news that there will be no reunion of the seven actors who have played the secret agent onscreen during a 007 tribute on Sunday's Oscar show.

But movie musical mavens are likely singing a happier tune knowing that many of the big names behind the past decade's revival of the genre will perform during the broadcast.

Besides a reunion of the cast of 2002's best-picture winner Chicago - Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere and Queen Latifah, along with such special guests stars as Daniel Radcliffe and Channing Tatum - the current nominee, Les Miserables, will be represented by acting nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway as well as Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit, Amanda Seyfried and Helena Bonham Carter.

Alas, Russell Crowe will have a chance to avenge his oft-bashed vocalizing as Javert on live TV.

Meanwhile, 2006's Dreamgirls will fill its moment in the spotlight with supporting-actress Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

And I am telling you she had better sing And I Am Telling You.

Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY

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